Oak Grove Plantation

Oak Grove Plantation (HM1EX5)

Location: Burlington, NC 27215 Alamance County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 1.15', W 79° 29.433'

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1790-1910

1693 acre grain plantation founded by Michael Holt III (1778-1842). Birthplace of E.M. Holt (1807-1884), a founder of the southern textile industry and developer of "Alamance Plaid" fabrics. Dr. William Rainey Holt (1798-1868), noted "scientific agriculturalist," and N.C. Governor Thomas M. Holt (1831-1896) also born here. Oak Grove Stock Farm established on this site in the 1880s by Lynn Banks Holt (1842-1920). Former slave Caswell Holt (b. 1834) named first black deputy in Reconstruction Alamance County. His brother, Sam Holt (1837-1912), founded nearby Springdale Church and Academy for newly emancipated former slaves.
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HM NumberHM1EX5
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Year Placed2014
Placed ByAlamance County Historical Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 636015 N 3987128
Decimal Degrees36.01916667, -79.49055000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 1.15', W 79° 29.433'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 1' 9.00" N, 79° 29' 25.98" W
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Area Code(s)336
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3358 Kimesville Rd, Burlington NC 27215, US
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